Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

I really love chocolate!!!! For my son’s birthday last year he couldn’t decide if he wanted chocolate or white cake for his party so I went ahead and made both!  Personally I love the chocolate best, but that is really not a surprise!  With this recipe I don’t use frosting because when it is topped with a chocolate ganache it is perfect!!!

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powderimg_2163-e1488567600143.jpg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.  Prepare cupcake tins.
  2. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
    to a large bowl. Whisk through to combine well.img_2139
  3. Beat whole milk, unsalted butter, eggs, and vanilla together.
  4. Add milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix together using a mixer on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. ( note that the batter will be very thing after adding the boiling water, that is totally normal and helps the cake to bake up nice and moist.)
  5. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter. ( This step helps to make the cake light and fluffy!)
  6. Distribute batter in cupcake tins. Bake cake for 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan or tin and cool completely.
  8. You can use your favorite frosting, mine is cream cheese frosting, or a chocolate ganache, which is what choose to do for his party! Rich chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate ganache!

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